About Me

I am a Clinical Social Worker and Life Coach. I’m licensed as an LCSW in North Carolina with 7 years of experience working as a Psychotherapist I've worked with a diverse demographic of clients, to include working with families, specializing in grade school, teenagers, and young adults. I've also worked with clients with a myriad of diagnoses, such as anxiety, depression, ADD, ODD, relationships and adjustment issues. I possess years of experience with military service members and their families, here in the U.S. and abroad.
My approach to counseling is to meet the client where they are. I'm welcoming, compassionate, and non-judgmental. I look at the whole picture to include a client's environment and support systems to better assess the client’s needs and goals. I utilize various Evidence Based Practices and interventions, to include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to address depression and anxiety, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Problem Solving Therapy to address coping skills and develop problem solving strategies. Your treatment plan will be specifically designed with you for successful goal achievement. Making a decision for therapy is one that requires strength and courage. You did it! Let me help you get to your desired place of peace and joy!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #C008658 (Expires: 2023-11-22)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Laura Shepard. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by A.M. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Always can read my mind and makes me comfortable

Written by S.H. on Jan 28, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and parenting issues

Laura has been an absolute God sent for me! I went from having severe anxiety and multiple panic attacks a day to having my anxiety completely under control and no panic attacks. She has helped me learn coping skills and has given me life advice. I was so nervous to start therapy but Laura showed nothing but kindness and compassion. If I ever need therapy again, I will definitely seek help from Laura again! I’m going to miss our weekly talks!

Written by J.O. on Jan 21, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Laura has helped me over come my key issues. I am absolutely pleased and have never felt healthier.

Written by R.I. on Nov 29, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Very helpful and understanding

Written by M.A. on Nov 01, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Laura is very kind and listens to my concerns. I feel heard and respected and like she is there to support me.

Written by J.O. on Oct 08, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Laura is 11/10 when it comes to a therapist. She is strong enough to tell me the hard truth, and welcoming, compassionate, and non-judgmental within all of her comunication.

Written by R.E. on Sep 24, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

She’s attentive and listens with care. She offers suggestions to issues. She’s very caring. I appreciate her professionalism.

Written by M.A. on Jul 21, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Laura has been very supportive of me in our sessions - a calm prescience and full of positive suggestions.

Written by A.N. on Jun 23, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Laura is very compassionate, wise and understanding her years of experience really shows through during the sessions. I always feel like I know what to work towards between each sessions with clear guidance. Love Lauras energy more than energy. Looking forward to our next sessions!

Written by C.A. on Jun 10, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Laura I appreciate you girl!!

Written by R.A. on Jun 09, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Laura is a warm, kind and beautiful person. She met me at my energy level and listened to my concerns. Although short, I appreciate the time I’ve spent with her and would recommend her expertise to everyone and anyone!

Written by M.A. on May 28, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I’ve only met with Laura a couple times! She’s great

Written by N.A. on May 28, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

She’s a very understanding sympathetic professional who’s feedback is based on her listening to you. She’s been a positive force during these times for me and I’m happy to have found her. Thank you.

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